HIX Announces Postponement

With a heavy heart, a real frustration and yet a sense of the inevitable, we have decided to postpone HIX 2020 until 2021.

It hurts to write the above statement because we are still buzzing from our launch and feel a huge sense of gratitude for your support in making HIX London’s only hotel design event… all in the space of six months!

We made this decision based on loads of uncontrollable factors but just one question: ‘can we guarantee a brilliant HIX experience this year?’ The potential implications of the uncontrollables made it impossible to answer that question with a confident ‘yes we can!’

So we made the call; despite our own sense of adventurous optimism, despite the Government announcement for events to go ahead from October and despite our exhibitor’s consensus view of ‘if you guys open this year then we’ll do it with you‘. 

And this brings us to the good news. The HIX 2020 exhibitors have pledged their support for 2021 and with 15 months before the event we have already allocated most of the stand spaces. So we now have the time and clarity to reflect, discuss, sketch and then create the hotel design experience that the community deserves. 

At this point in the announcement we’re supposed to provide a polished and sensible quote from us, ‘the organiser’. But we reckon that Anand from Hansgrohe summed it up pretty well on a zoom call this week:

‘It’s sad not do it this year but we’ll all build HIX 2021 to be something credible, meaningful and something for the future’. 

That’s exactly what we would have tried to say. Thank you Anand.

So here’s to getting 2020 done, to staying safe, sharing, collaborating, washing our hands, designing a brilliant tomorrow and the journey to HIX at London’s brilliant Business Design Centre, November 18th-19th 2021.

HIX is organised by Connect X Media Ltd, an independent event organiser exclusively dedicated to the HIX brand.

To find out more about HIX event and to register to attend visit www.hixevent.com


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